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Project Life: January ’16 (Part One)

I know, I know, I skipped two months! I was too excited to start my 2016 album but I WILL finish my November and December layouts soon!

So this is my “Plans for 2016 Project Life” post. I actually did come up with a plan and it is totally different than what I did with Project Life last year. Last year, I made monthly layouts, mostly because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with weekly layouts, and because I really didn’t know if I was going to keep up with it at all. I do tend to get overwhelmed and move on to the next thing.

But I have loved doing Project Life, first, because I have to do something creative, second, I love taking pictures and editing them, and third, who doesn’t want to keep up with a photo album/journal? I’m so happy with how my 2015 album came out (well half of it, I only started in June), and I also enjoyed working on my Summer Manifesto ’15 which allowed me to try “hybrid” layouts. For this year, I have decided to make “event” layouts. Sounds a little weird but you’ll get it once you see a couple of pics. This helps me have a fatter album than just the twelve spreads I would’ve had with doing only monthly layouts. Also, I have decided to do 12×12 AND 6×12 AND 9×12, pretty much any pocket page that I can get my hands on. If you’re OCD you’re probably thinking I’m crazy but, I like seeing albums that have different size pocket pages, I just really like how it looks. So basically my 2016 plan is “go with the flow”.

I used a 6×12 pocket page for my cover and blew up a picture I took of AJ’s hands, added the “2016” and I ordered the print through Persnickety Prints. I typed out my goals for the year on velum paper and stapled it on to the picture with my Tim Holtz stapler.


I did the same thing for the back of the page, I had a picture of Zoie printed by Persnickety Prints. I have decided to use the Becky Higgins Project 52 2016 Calendars for each month, I just really like how simple and clean they are.

Another thing I’m doing this year is mixing and matching straight corners with rounded corners. I was so anti-round corner last year and was a little scared to use them but I love how the picture of my husband came out with the rounded corners.20160206_083445

I just LOVE the Everyday Edition, I had to get the kit and paper pack. I used this edition for the layout below. This layout is about a certain moment we had with the ducks and this moment deserved the whole layout!


I wanted to show you guys a before and after picture of the duck picture.


This was taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edage and edited with Adobe Lightroom.

I have more layouts that I’ll share next week so be on the lookout for those!


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